Texas Railroad Commissioner, David Porter, released the latest report from the Eagle Ford Shale Task Force outlining their assessment of how the oil field has affected eight issues, including area employment, infrastructure, water quality and economic benefits. The report, released on March 12, 2013, was produced by a task force represented by local business and elected leaders and representatives of environmental groups, energy producers, landowners, mineral rights owners and other related to oil and gas production in the south Texas region. This report is important, as the rapid growth of exploration in the area has far-reaching impact for many sectors of public and private interests. Read More...
The Business and Partnerships department of Hornberger Sheehan Fuller Beiter Wittenberg & Garza, Incorporated has extensive experience in representing individuals, privately and publicly held corporations, partnerships and other business entities in a variety of matters, including, business formations and dissolutions, governance issues, mergers and acquisitions, securities law compliance, private securities offerings (debt and equity), venture capital transactions, commercial financing arrangements, and general contract review and drafting of all kinds. We provide a broad array of related legal services for clients ranging from one-man operations to sophisticated multinational corporations. We advise and represent clients in many industries, including:
- Financial Services
- Computers, Software and Information Technologies
- Business Services
- Consumer Products
Ownership Formations and Structuring
HSFBWG counsels business clients on which type of business organization to choose for their company. We apply our substantial experience in negotiating and drafting governance documents for even the most complex of ownership structures to help businesses determine the best organizational structure to meet their goals and future needs. We counsel business clients on the advantage of the different forms of limited liability entities available for their business, as well as prepare and file all necessary documentation to establish a business as a legal entity. Additionally, we advise businesses on maintenance of corporate records, including minute books, stock ledgers and other requirements on an ongoing basis.
Our firm has extensive experience in:
- The planning and organizing of new corporations, limited liability companies, limited partnerships, general partnerships, and joint ventures.
- Drafting partnership, company, share transfer restrictions, voting, parallel exit rights and other governance documents.
- Advising with regard to corporate governance structures and counseling for public and private companies.
- Planning and structuring methods to reduce potential liability claims against directors and officers.
- Corporate dissolutions.
- Drafting complex governance documents.
Mergers, Negotiated Acquisitions and Dispositions
HSFBWG facilitates complex corporate acquisitions and divestitures for clients, including mergers, asset purchases and sales, stock transfers, and other ownership conveyances. We represent private equity investors, lenders, investment bankers, trustees, and other parties in all types of merger and acquisition activities, including acquisitions, divestitures, spin-offs, and reorganizations. From front-end strategic planning and structuring for transactions to managing the deal process through closing, we provide sound, reliable advice. At HSFBWG, we can draw upon the in-house expertise in tax and real estate to provide a comprehensive approach to assisting our clients with regulatory, legal, tax, accounting and business issues that may affect any transaction.
We can provide expert assistance with:
- Mergers, acquisitions and/or sales of businesses.
- Associated private and public financings.
- Venture capital and angel investor transactions.
PPOs & Public Companies
HSFBWG has extensive experience in facilitating the exempt public private offerings (PPOs) of securities under Regulation D under Section 4(2) of the Securities Act of 1933. We assist clients in raising capital quickly and efficiently, from drafting of related private placement memorandums and subscription documents, to governance documents for the underlying investment entity and the relevant required SEC and state regulatory filings. Additionally, our partners have considerable experience in representing publicly traded companies. Our familiarity with federal and state securities laws enable us to be strategic advisors to both seasoned and new publicly held and private companies.
Our clients look to us for advice on a wide range of matters: compliance with federal and state securities laws and securities regulations, corporate governance, preparation and review of filings made with the SEC and other regulatory agencies, and securities transactions.
Our experience includes:
- Drafting and facilitating private offerings of securities.
- Making regulatory filings associated with such offerings.
- Managing corporate governance.
- Representation of publicly traded companies.
We regularly assists business clients with the negotiation and drafting of business contracts of all kinds, helping businesses determine the best contractual arrangement. HSFBWG supports our clients in obtaining terms favorable to their position, allowing them meet their goals and future needs. We provide expertise and counsel relating to a variety of different business agreements, including:
- Purchase agreements.
- Management agreements.
- Employment agreements.
- Construction contracts.
- Development agreements.
- Joint venture agreements.
- Non-compete agreements.
- Confidentiality agreements.
- Consultant agreements.
- Independent contractor agreements.
- Credit and debt collection agreements.